In the article published by Extra, it speaks about the disaster relief that is being put in place to help those residence of Xerém. Shelters are set up throughout the state, and also they put up different dengue hydration centers. These centers have the capacity to help over 300 people a day. Apart from that, government officials are taking steps to help prevent the spread of dengue. Since there are large amounts of garbage that are throughout the city after the flood, dengue is a real threat for this area. Cortes has had many meetings with the municipal health secretary about that issue, and they agreed to send out different calamity kits to aid in those areas. Apart from that, diseases such as hepatitis A, chickenpox, and meningitis are also a worry for the secretary of health. To aid in the prevention of such diseases they have also sent out 3000 antibiotic tablets to as an early intervention method.
There are many individuals that have been able to go back to their home, but others are still living in shelters. For all individuals that have been affected by the flood water is a huge scarcity. Since that is the case, Cortes is encouraging anyone who desires to make a donation to Xerém to include mineral water in their donations as well. Apart from that, the government has issued over 10,000 bottles of sodium hypochlorite in order to aid individuals to disinfect their contaminated water.
Cortes continues to take steps to help those individuals that are living in the town of Xerém, any he plans to set up disaster teams that can go to areas affected by natural disasters and help identify those individuals that are suffering from early symptoms of major diseases before they spread to others.